Music Degree Information

Push Your Musical Abilities Further than You Thought Possible

Prepare to enter the growing and multifaceted music industry by sharpening your skills and expanding your musical horizons. You will study practical skills such as performance, composition, and technology while learning music theory and history to develop a strong foundation. Join a contemporary, jazz, guitar, or percussion musical ensemble on campus. Or, if your talent is voice, join the Choral Union, which performs a variety of genres, or the Lachrimae, dedicated to music, costume, and dance from the Middle Ages and Renaissance era.

Alumni have gone on to work as audio engineers, performers, teachers, and pursued graduate school.

A major and minor are offered.

Performance Concentration

The Performance Concentration is specifically designed for students interested in instrument performace instruction.

Professional Concentration

The Professional Concentration is specifically designed for students interested in professional instrument instruction.

Music Technology Concentration

The Music Technology Concentration is specifically designed for students interested in recording, electronic, and music technology.

Instrumental Ensembles

You can join the jazz, guitar, and percussion ensembles, or our contemporary ensemble, Defenstration.

Vocal EnsemblesIf your talent is voice, you can join the Choral Union, which performs a variety of genres, or the Lachrimae, dedicated to music, costume, and dance from the Middle Ages and Renaissance era.
  • Brett Wilson '04

    "I would not have met my band mates, my wife (and had my daughter) if it wasn't for Franklin Pierce. Our band, Roots of Creation, has a huge network of fans and friends that have supported us since day one at venues across the U.S. (and the world) thanks to the relationships we made in this intimate community. This extended family has recently played a major part in hitting #1 on the Billboard Reggae chart with our new fan-funded triple album - Livin Free (Bombshelter Records/ILS/Universal). I gained invaluable experience and connections through the internship program. I can't imagine my life without the Franklin Pierce community would be so rich in love, friendship, and creativity.”

    Brett Wilson '04

    Guitarist and Lead Singer/Co-Manager, Roots of Creation and Owner, Bombshelter Records 

Sample Career Opportunities
Franklin Pierce graduates have gone on to enjoy careers and internships with such companies as:
 
Jobs
  • Country 102.5
  • Paramount Picutres
  • Boston Center for the Arts
  • Virginia Opera
  • Trinity Repertory Company
Internships
  • Sony
  • The Boston Early Music Festival
  • High and Dry Studios
  • Trod Nossel Studios
  • Paramount Studios

Faculty

Our dedicated faculty are at the heart of providing academic instruction and a Pierce education. Learn more about our knowledgeable faculty and their areas of study.

Visual and Performing Arts Faculty Bios

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Want to Know More?

Download the Music Program SheetDownload a Music program sheet to view on-screen or print, or view the College at Rindge Academic Catalog for specific degree requirements and course information.


CONTACT
Undergraduate Admissions(800) 437-0048

Office Hours

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